NaHaiWriMo 2019 week 3



NaHaiWriMo 2019 week 3

More unusual haiku prompts from NaHaiWriMo 2019


#15 deportation

long-handled
brush and pan –
spider moved out


#16 drinking glasses with lipstick marks

girls’ night out –
indelible
memories


#17 coin toss

‘Come in spinner!’
but where’s the excitement –
legalised

(Refers to Australia's historic gambling game, two-up, traditionally played on Anzac Day, legalised in 1973.)


#18 diagnosis

diagnosis – 
how bright the sunlight now
before it fades


#19 drool

damp patch
on the pillow -
aged child


#20 babies

helpless
soft, floppy
tyrants


#21 cell phones or movie theatres (or both)

signals
from out of the dark
light the screen


Linking to Poets United's Poetry Pantry #441

Comments

  1. Each of these has impact. I especially am moved by "diagnosis"....so true, the brightness before it fades. Beautiful, Rosemary.

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  2. Such a variety here, Rosemary. Yes, cell phones in the movie theater - can't escape the glare. Drinking glasses with lipstick - yikes - I have found this on a glass sometimes, and it wasn't mine. Spooks me out. And, ha, indeed sometimes babies CAN be tyrants!

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  3. I love "drinking glasses with lipstick marks", those bright marks telling stories. And "drool" made me laugh.

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  4. #19 is particularly moving....

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  5. What a coincidence! I’m cleaning my office and your first haiku is this one, Rosemary:
    ‘ long-handled
    brush and pan –
    spider moved out’.
    I found a few mummified spiders yesterday!

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  6. Lovely collection. Two was more fun when it was illegal.

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  7. 19 and 20 especially made me giggle. 18 really made an impression.

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  8. Since I live close to the border with Mexico, the deportation haiku speaks clearly to me...even though the main character is a spider! :)

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  9. I absolutely love; " drinking glasses with lipstick marks," and feel there are times when a girl has to do what she has to do! ❤️

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  10. These were each an experience, although i find myself returning to #'s 15, 18, & 20

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  11. some very wry haikus Rosemary - drool made me laugh - and cry

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  12. unusual, but lovely. :)
    #18 moved me.
    #21 i can relate to that.panic attack. maybe not a movie theatre, but a talk.

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  13. I love these refreshing poems, each made me think and some made me smile.

    especially love the soft little tyrants ...

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  14. They always have the weirdest prompts for haiku during this event. I have tried it several times and give up. I applaud you for carrying on. I am too much of a purist to persist with the prompts. I like the one about the spider the best. Good luck on completing the task!

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    1. I have resolved that this is the last year I'll attempt it. I find the prompts impossible to respond to with real haiku.

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  15. Luv the deportation haiku. Happy Sunday

    Much😊love

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  16. Love the drool, lipstick and deportation.

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  17. babies as tyrants - ha. I have two "tyrant" puppies right now but I forgive them :)

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  18. Love what you have done with the prompts. 'Diagnosis' literally brought the phrase 'out-of-this-word' to mind. What an inspired direction from just one word. Though the juxtaposition in 'babies' is wonder-full, also.

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  19. Interesting group of poems, #18 and #21 made me pause and shake my head yes in understanding the depth of the words.

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  20. What great entertainment these faux haiku are Rosemary. How necessary it is to have both Mum and Dad battle with the tyrant baby so each can get some rest. But why was it my turn at 4am when I had a busy day at work tomorrow in the Office?

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  21. I love all of these. They remind me of Kerouac. I love these prompts but then again I'm a rule breaker:)

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    1. I'm glad you enjoy my results ... though personally (LOL) I think Kerouac wrote terrible haiku with a complete misunderstanding of what they are supposed to be.

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  22. #20 and #21 reveals that witty streak in you much desired but elusive!

    Hank

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    1. Oh, thank you, Hank! I appreciate all kind comments, and this one particularly, as wit is something I admire and aspire to but don't always think I possess.

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  23. Not really my cup of tea but still beautiful.

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